Re: BSA statement
Thu, 22 Oct 1992 21:38:15 CDT
> Kathie posted a statment from BSA that still leaves me with a question,
> which impacts a person that I know in scouting. If a PERSON YOUTH or
> ADULT in NOT a member of a formal CHURCH, can the pass the "religion"
The "Statement of Religious Principle" discusses a belief in "God"
but disavows any definition of the word. When this subject came up
before, I gave an example of a "God" that even the most strident
materialist could avow. I discussed some of this "god's"
characteristics (a universal, omnipresent force that controls the
universe holding together everything from the largest galaxies
to the smallest atoms) no one even asked the name of this "god".
I guess everyone guessed it's gravity. The BSA's requirements
are so general that anyone could say, "I have a firm and abiding
belief in Gravity." and that would be enough.
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